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House of Splendid Isolation

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ISBN : 9781857992090
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Free House of Splendid Isolation PDF by Edna O'Brien Full Book and published by Orion Publishing Company. This book was released on 1995 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Josie is confined to bed in her dilapidated country mansion when McGreevy, IRA terrorist hunted by the police bursts in looking for sanctuary___


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House of Splendid Isolation

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Publisher : Picador USA
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ISBN : 0374538824
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Download Free House of Splendid Isolation PDF by Edna O'Brien Full Book and published by Picador USA. This book was released on 2022-03-08 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Josie is a widow living in a remote old house outside an Irish village, possessed by memories of her troubled marriage and one clandestine love affair. Her solitude is violated by the arrival of an escaped IRA terrorist, McGreevy, a bloody crusader for a united Ireland, who has chosen her beautiful home for sanctuary as he plans a new action. Their coexistence--a hostile standoff at first between the yearnings of an elderly woman whose youthful joy was broken and the intransigent idealism of her captor--evolves into something far more ambiguous."-- Back cover


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Edna O'Brien

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9781904505204
Pages : 276 pages
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Download Free Edna O'Brien PDF by Kathryn Laing Full Book and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2006 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edna O'Brien was born in Co. Clare in the 1930s. She is a prolific and lauded writer, writing novels, novellas, non-fiction, short stories, plays, screenplays, poetry, and books for children. Her writing career spans over 45 years, beginning with the first part of the The Country Girls trilogy in 1960, for which she won the Kingsley Amis Award for fiction. In 1995, she was awarded the European Prize for Literature in recognition of her life's work.


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Wild Colonial Girl

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Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
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ISBN : 0299216330
Pages : 186 pages
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Download Free Wild Colonial Girl PDF by Lisa Colletta Full Book and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2006-08-15 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the 1960 publication of her first novel, The Country Girls, award-winning Irish writer Edna O'Brien has been both celebrated and maligned. Praised for her lyrical prose and vivid female characters and attacked for her frank treatment of sexuality and alleged sensationalism, O'Brien and her work seem always to spawn controversy, including the past banning in Ireland of several of her works. O'Brien's attention to "women's" concerns such as sex, romance, marriage, and childbirth has often relegated her to critical neglect at best and, at worst, outright contempt. This essay collection promises to be a long overdue critical reevaluation and exciting rediscovery of her oeuvre. Wild Colonial Girl situates O'Brien in Irish contexts that allow for an appraisal of her significant contribution to a specifically Irish women's literary tradition while attesting to the potency of writing against patriarchal conventions. Each chapter's clear and detailed readings of O'Brien's fiction build a convincing case for her literary, political, and cultural importance, providing an invaluable critical guide for an enriched appreciation of O'Brien and her work.


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Fine Meshwork

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Publisher : Syracuse University Press
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ISBN : 0815654677
Pages : 293 pages
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Ageing in Irish Writing

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3319964305
Pages : 209 pages
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Positioning Gender and Race in (Post)colonial Plantation Space

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ISBN : 1137042680
Pages : 254 pages
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ISBN : 0195169212
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Edna O'Brien and the Art of Fiction

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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN : 1684483352
Pages : 181 pages
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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 0313328838
Pages : 348 pages
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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443845442
Pages : 215 pages
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Affecting Irishness

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ISBN : 9783039118304
Pages : 342 pages
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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN : 3110331764
Pages : 432 pages
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ISBN : 0786407425
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Irish Women Writers Speak Out

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Publisher : Syracuse University Press
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ISBN : 9780815629719
Pages : 312 pages
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ISBN : 0191071048
Pages : 704 pages
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Conversations with Edna O'Brien

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 1628468041
Pages : 126 pages
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